Gerontology

 

If you enjoy working with adults, seniors, and families and want to make a difference in the quality of life for older adults, the gerontology concentration is for you!

 

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Degree: Family and Consumer Sciences

Concentration: Child, Family, and Consumer Sciences and Education

Option: Gerontology

 

Program

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The Gerontology option offers course work in:

  • adult development
  • family relationships
  • normative aging, health
  • death, dying, and bereavement
  • quality in care and programing for seniors
  • education and resources for seniors and caregivers
  • societal issues and public policy.

Students participate in coursework, activities, observations, and service learning in community programs. This is an excellent undergraduate foundation for master's degree programs in gerontology, counseling, human development, social work, child development and family relationships.

The gerontology option provides students with flexibility in choices of course work to meet individual career goals. Faculty members provide personal and professional advisement for each student and supervise off-campus placements in career-related settings to facilitate each student's career goals.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

 

For more information contact: Dr. Lisa LeBleu

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

The University of Tennessee at Martin

340B Gooch Hall

Martin, TN 38238-5045

(731) 881-7116

llebleu@utm.edu

or

Dr. Martha Herndon

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

The University of Tennessee at Martin

340B Gooch Hall

Martin, TN 38238-5045

mherndon@utm.edu

 

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